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RAPAURA Watergardens

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586 Tapu-Coroglen Road | Rd5, Thames 3575, New Zealand
+64 7-868 4821
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Nothing special!

Not worth the drive from Flaxmillbay. Fortunately it was bad weather, because this garden isn't... read more

Reviewed 6 December 2016
Swiss Alps, Switzerland
Soul food

Well worth the drive from Whangamata where we stayed the week.Peaceful and restful.Enjoyed the... read more

Reviewed 1 December 2016
Bernie R
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A mature property, which has evolved over more than 45 years, Rapaura Watergardens offers something for everyone; native trees, ferns, seasonal flora, lily ponds, meandering walks over lush green lawns, bridges and streams, garden sculptures by an award winning artist and a relaxing bush walk to a cascading waterfall, ‘The Seven Stairs to Heaven’.
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good20%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“water gardens” (15 reviews)
“lily ponds” (11 reviews)
586 Tapu-Coroglen Road | Rd5, Thames 3575, New Zealand
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Reviewed 6 December 2016

Not worth the drive from Flaxmillbay. Fortunately it was bad weather, because this garden isn't amazing at all. There were alot of water lilies but all the same and they haven't been that spectacular. The restaurant there, yes is worth the way for a visit....More

1  Thank UHUstar
Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

Well worth the drive from Whangamata where we stayed the week.Peaceful and restful.Enjoyed the variety of plants and art.The ducks were delightful too. The waterfall was well worth the walk.

Thank Bernie R
Reviewed 29 November 2016

Viewing the water gardens was a pleasant experience even on a dull day. A lot of work has gone into creating and maintaining an interesting garden. However the entry cost was a bit steep for what is not a demonstratively great garden.

Thank Rod N
Reviewed 25 November 2016

We spent approximately 4 hours at this beautiful property. Firstly, we walked through the beautifully maintained water gardens and then on up to the Waterfall. There was so much to take in that we often re-traced our steps. The plants, water features, ducks, trees and...More

1  Thank Lespam
Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

For garden lovers these water gardens are a must. Take time out on your trip North to wander round this little piece of heaven. The food at the café also looks good although we did not stay to eat.

Thank Ray S
Reviewed 14 November 2016

We stayed here for one night as we had had business in the area. It was a lucky find on betterpricehotels.com! On booking we had received a couple of very helpful 'setup' emails from one of the proprietors advising of meal options etc. The reception...More

Reviewed 30 October 2016

We loved the gardens and being entertain d by the ducks. Lovely walk to the waterfall, followed by a tasty lunch. Great service.

Thank LindyandIanNZ
Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

We visited on a beautiful spring day and what a treat we had. It is stunning and the lillies hadn't even flowered yet. It's well laid out and it's an easy walk. Something to admire around every corner. Shame we didn't have time to sample...More

Thank Nick_Stewart_12
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

We started our visit with a "Dam Good Coffee'' as the street sign suggested. And it was good! We just wish we didn't have a late breakfast otherwise we would have had lunch at the very inviting dining area. The menu looked delicious and is...More

Thank lejog2009
Reviewed 22 October 2016

These water gardens are definitely worth the drive! Everything is well looked after and I am looking forward to visiting again in the future!

Thank Lyssia S
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Sonia K
17 October 2017|
Response from Sandy W | Reviewed this property |
I think they were asking$25 each. I remember thinking it was worth it.
1 December 2016|
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Response from Gloria T | Reviewed this property |
Adults $15 Children $6 and family $36 ( 2 adults & 2 children
Dend B
17 May 2016|
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Response from Robert H | Reviewed this property |
Hi there and sorry I have not seen your query. There were no signs that restricted dogs but there are many ducks walking around and begging you to feed them. Best to answer that question are the gardens themselves. Enjoy... More